The city of West St. Paul is planning to push an ordinance that would limit the number of rental properties allowed on a single block. It may be an uphill battle. The Star Tribune reports that homeowners in the city of Winona are challenging a similar ordinance.
Animal Humane Society plans trailblazing new campus
Take a look inside the plans for a first-of-its-kind adoption center and animal care campus.
Minnesota reports 'concerning level' of syphilis cases
The Minnesota Department of Health says most of the cases are being discovered in the northern part of the state.
Airport police intercept 5,600 fentanyl pills headed to St. Cloud
Three were arrested following a police raid in St. Cloud.
Kris Lindahl files trademark for 'iconic' arms out pose
"The pose has become iconic," Lindahl said.
Man shot inside Oakdale movie theater expected to survive
The 23-year-old victim underwent surgery and is recovering at the hospital.
Driver falls asleep, crashes through motel wall near Duluth
Alcohol was not a factor in the crash.
Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, June 29
One of the newly reported deaths was a person aged 15-19 from Yellow Medicine County.
Alabama replaces Toby Keith as headliner at MN music festival
The Lakefront Music Festival is set to take place in Prior Lake on July 8-9.
Winona homeowners sue city over rental rules
The city says not more than 30 percent of the homes on a block can be rentals, but some homeowners say that rule is illegal and unconstitutional. They say the city is unfairly restricting what they can do with their property and not giving them equal opportunity to obtain rental licenses.
Duluth City Council considers new rental restriction
The new ordinance would limit landlords who convert single-family homes into multi-tenant properties to a maximum of four bedrooms in the future.
Appeals court upholds rental inspection ordinance in Red Wing
The Minnesota Court of Appeals ruled Monday that the property rights group challenging Red Wing’s rental code did not prove it is unconstitutional. Under the ordinance, landlords must have their properties inspected by city officials, even if there's no probable cause to believe there are violations. Minnesota Public Radio has more on the appellate ruling.
Owner-occupied homes give way to rentals in Twin Cities
A shift away from neighborhoods full of homeowners has become a phenomenon in Minneapolis and St. Paul as investors turn single-family homes into rentals to take advantage of a tight rental market. Housing experts say the resulting drop-off in single-family homeownership can destabilize neighborhoods.
Growing demand for rental housing all across Mankato area
The city conducted a survey last year that found multi-family rental properties were nearly 100 percent occupied. The demand will continue to increase when MSU closes the 1,200-bed Gage Towers in the fall. The Free Press reports construction of two apartment buildings will add 60 units to the area this summer. Another 48-unit building is expected to be ready next year.
Burnsville apartment losing rental license over numerous safety violations
The Burnsville Fire Marshal is revoking the rental license for the Country Village Apartments after it failed to fix several code violations. WCCO reports 40 to 60 families at the apartment complex are being notified they need to find a new home. The City of Burnsville also inspected the property and found more than 100 code violations, including mold and rodent infestations.
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